Tim Tebow the center of a TV contract war

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Tim Tebow is the subject of a TV bidding war between three major US networks, according to The Big Lead.

The US website claims the soon-to-launch ESPN SEC Network, CBS Sports and Fox Sports are all desperate to recruit the former-NFL quarterback.

It is believed Tebow is being lined up to feature as a college football TV analyst. And while his phone stayed silent following his release by the New England Patriots prior to the start of the season, it seems it hasn't stopped ringing since - but with offers to appear on TV.

Tebow was reportedly desperate to prolong his NFL dream after he was cut by the Patriots. The Heisman trophy winner has had a mixed NFL career, impressing briefly with the Denver Broncos before failing with the New York Jets and Patriots.

Many felt his quarterback fundamentals were just too flawed for Tebow to be an efficient threat at the position.

But while his college football talent has ultimately come up short in the pro ranks, ESPN and others hope his high-profile and knowledge of the game will translate well in the commentary booth.

The report claims ESPN even has the structure of a show in place for Tebow in an effort to woo the ex-Florida Gator to their network.

The new ESPN SEC Network launches on August 21, 2014 - just in time for next season's college football campaign.

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